Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Moonpies of Romance: Onions

Smelly small potent, the onion caramelizes in my oven at 400 degrees.   I sliced into four pounds of onions today to make our French Onion Soup.  I slit into the yellow onions heart and threw it into my cast iron dutch oven to cook for an hour; the onions fought back with painful tears.

I wondered who were the first people to think it a good idea to use onions in their cooking?   How did the first people know the richness they held when used properly?  Where were they first used?  I love the taste of sweet onions, the usefullness of a yellow onion, and the tart taste of a red onion juilienned to a bed of arugula.  

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